NaBloPoMo Day 1: Face to Face with Little K

Nearly two years ago, I wrote one of my first blog posts about Little K and our difficulty bonding during my postpartum depression and what I thought at the time was his collicky nature.  I haven’t looked at the post in a long time, and reading it now makes it clear just how far K and I have come.  It’s honestly a little unreal.  But it’s also clear how much work we’ve all put into getting to know him, and how much work he’s put into letting us inside his fragile little shell....more

Toddler Pumpkin Painting

With two under 2 this Halloween, we decided to keep it simple with the pumpkin decorating....more
SO adorable.more

Addicted to Chachi

Remember that show Joanie Loves Chachi? ...more

Homemade racing cars are the best cars, especially when you have to share

Welcome to the sixth installment of a weekly contribution to the site by my husband, Thomas: Chasing Rabbits. In case you missed the first one, why Chasing Rabbits? My husband will be the first to admit that his thought process can be a bit…er…random. ...more

There's a snake under my daughter's bed! WTH???

My husband likes to say that our youngest, Leelou, can speak parseltongue, like in the Harry Potter books, because in her ongoing effort to learn to talk, she sometimes grins mischievously (like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, if I tell the truth), and produces a series of noises that sound kind of like, "spspsp...adohomin...spspsp." ...more
When I was a toddler my mom found me sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor playing with a ...more

That Time I Gave My Kid a Mullet

My friend was on Facebook the other day polling the crowd on what track she should take when she goes back to school in the fall. Most of the people in the medical field said she should study something in the nursing neighborhood, but the entire time I was thinking to myself,GIVE ME HAIR. LONG BEAUTIFUL HAIR....more
Oh my gosh! I totally get it. I want to cut hair soooo bad. I actually use to cut my own hair, ...more

Let Them be Little

The moment Ethan walked into the hospital room to meet his little brother for the first time, I began seeing him in a different light. Before Jackson's birth he was my baby, but the second Jackson had been extracted from my uterus, he obliviously became the oldest. ...more

I didn't quit my mom job.

Please, if you’re just visiting this blog, or you’re just a super judgmental, critical person and think I’m complaining about my kids, get a grip. It’s been a long day. And I’m at my limit. This is my rather weak and new attempt at finding humor in the tough stuff. And I’m trying to find the funny in moments that I know don’t last forever. I’m not superstitious, but… after the day I had… I’m beginning to wonder if there’s merit to the whole Friday the 13th bugaboo.It started divine enough....more
I'm new to being a stay at home mom and totally identify! Thanks for sharing. And here's to a ...more

Kids Are Jerks

Kids Are JerksI was in Target the other day on a quick run to get soda and juice. Now, we all know there is no such thing as a "quick run" into Target for obvious reasons that include Target is frickin' awesome. But, in my defense, Target stores are the size of football fields. So, literally, there is no "quick run" into Target....more